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Rjukan

Ice climbing

Ice climbing Photo: Fredrik Strang
Ice climbing Photo: Fredrik Strang
Rjukan is reckoned the best location in Northern Europe for ice climbing. Over 192 frozen waterfalls in a particularly long and stable winter season provide enticing conditions for climbers from all over the world.

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Ice climbing - Photo: Fredrik Strang

Ice climbing

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Rjukan is an old center for industry and has approximately 3,000 inhabitants.
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